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at least two suspects are wanted by police. 61—year—old guy hedger was killed at his home in dorset. social media companies are accused of a disgraceful failure to tackle illegal and extemist material online. a last week of campaigning in the french presidential election in the countdown to sunday's crucial round of voting. and cuts to bus services in england and wales, we talk to those those who depend on subsidised routes. good afternoon. dorset police say they are hunting at least two suspects after a businessman was shot dead by suspected burglars in the early hours of yesterday.
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61—year—old guy hedger was fatally wounded at his home in the village of st ives. let's go live there now to our correspondent duncan kennedy. what is the latest? well, his house is down this road behind me and it has been is seen if you delete activity all morning. we are not allowed near because forensic teams have been here, nearly two dozen police officers turned up as what is now a huge investigation. mr hedger was shot by injury does in the early hours of yesterday morning. police say, they do not know exactly what what happened, he was shot where he later died from his injuries. they are looking for anyone who might have been a witness or heard or seen anything, they are appealing for witnesses but they do not yet know exactly what has happened here. they
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are carrying out a police investigation at the house and there will be a press conference from dorset police raid on this afternoon. we know he was in the house with at least one other person believed to be his partner, that partner is believed to be deeply affected by what happened although they were uninjured. they think their were two intruders involved in their were two intruders involved in the incident, at least one of them carrying a firearm, the police are looking for the firearm is part of the investigation. they are not yet clear about the motivation. this is a highly exclusive area, just on the outskirts of bournemouth where most of the houses are detached, they have high hedges and electronic gates,itis have high hedges and electronic gates, it is an affluent area, and it is possible but it was motivated by burglary but police are not confirming that. we have had in the last few minutes a statement from mr hedger‘s employers, he worked for an educational trust which runs schools in the area. in its statement it
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said that it is shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of guy hedger. it goes on to say, he was one of the founding directors of the trust, when it was formed in 2012, he became a director and he will be deeply missed by all those who worked with him. so early stages of the investigation. many officers are 110w the investigation. many officers are now arriving at the scene, they are expected to be hit the rest of today. —— day are expected to be here on the rest of the day. three women have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after raids in east london. the arrests are being linked to the counter—terrorism operation that saw a woman shot and injured in willesden in north london last thursday. a total of ten people have now been arrested in connection with what's known as the harlesden road police operation. social media companies have been accused of a "disgraceful" failure in their efforts to tackle terrorist propaganda and hate speech online. the commons home affairs select committee says the firms are putting more effort into protecting their profits than keeping people safe. google, facebook and twitter have previously defended their approach to online safety.
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richard galpin reports. according to the mps' report, illegal content, including sexualised images of children, had not been removed quickly enough from the website of social media companies. despite repeated requests for this to be done. the home affairs committee had taken evidence from facebook, twitter and google, which owns youtube. the companies have billions of users around the world. mps have now lost patience. have billions of users around the world. mps have now lost patiencelj think world. mps have now lost patience.” think the richest and biggest companies in the world have both the ability and the responsibility to make sure that this kind of illegal and dangerous material is removed. i do not think they are taking this seriously enough, and i think they need to. the mps suggest fines, potentially millions of pounds, the companies which do not remove posts enough. they are also proposing that
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companies pay for police to investigate online material suspected of being illegal. but is it really possible to quickly spot extremist material, like this jihadist recruitment video, amid the millions of posts being put up on social media sites every day? there is certainly more that companies can do and they themselves have acknowledged that. they could be improving takedown times, partnering with each other to flag content across platforms, but we should also be careful. the way that systems and platforms work is that they have a limited liability for the content on there. much like the post of this cannot steam open every single envelope to see if criminals are sending messages to each other. so at the moment social media company is our reliant on their users reporting what they consider to be illegal material. and for the mps that wrote the report today, they
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are not accepting that and they expect the tech giants to do much more. downing street says it doesn't recognise an account published in a german newspaper of a supposedly fractious dinner between the prime minister and the european commission president, jean—claude juncker, last week. the newspaper reported there were sharp disagreements about how quickly a deal could be reached over the rights of british and eu citizens and how much the uk owed the eu. number ten described it as a constructive meeting. 0ur political correspondent leila nathoo reports. no love lost between the prime minister and the european commission's presidentjean claude—juncker last week. a chance to get together in private before the 27th eu states agreed that brexit glaciations position. but behind the door, how did the meeting go? the influential german newspaper has published an account of the dinner from has published an account of the dinnerfrom anonymous has published an account of the dinner from anonymous sources at the
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european commission. the report paints a picture of a difficult encounter, with the two at odds over britain's eu divorce bill and help the future relation ship will play out. jean—claude juncker apparently left, saying he was ten times more sceptical than he was when he arrived. in a statement, downing street said... 0n the election campaign trail, brexit is the backdrop. and the liberal democrats wants to play a role. the revelations overnight show theresa may being in the astonishing arrogance and complacency, that she feels that somehow the lack of any kind of deal, no free trade deal, no cooperation of police and security, thatis cooperation of police and security, that is somehow acceptable to families up and down this country. never mind how we voted lastjune, thatis never mind how we voted lastjune, that is for every individual, but for the country, we deserved a good deal. labour says theresa may has
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underestimated the quebec city of the talks and her bridge is putting the talks and her bridge is putting the economy at —— the complexity of the economy at —— the complexity of the talks and her approach is putting the economy at risk. you start at the basis that you want to reach an agreement, and that you have shared interests and values. have a very important trading relationship with europe. if you start on that basis and show respect you are more likely to get a good deal. if you start with a megaphone and calling people silly names, it is not a great start to anything. meanwhile, the snp accused the tories of chaotic leadership over brexit. the remaining 27 eu states are uniting to make sure brexit works for them. but theresa may says she still confident she can get the best dealfor britain. labour has promised a consumer rights revolution for renters in england if it wins the general election, with the introduction of new legal standards for rented homes. the proposals include requirements for safe wiring and appliances, freedom from damp and general good repair. the conservatives say the plans could increase people's rent. the two remaining candidates in the
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french presidency are holding rallies ahead of the election at the weekend. emanuel macron, the centrist, has a strong poll lead over marine le pen. less tha n less than a week to make up a gap in the polls and marine le pen is looking to consolidate supporters in her key workers, working men and women who find themselves victims of globalisation, the eu and the world of finance. translation:” globalisation, the eu and the world of finance. translation: i will protect businesses by making them less vulnerable to globalisation and i will protect jobs less vulnerable to globalisation and i will protectjobs and stop them from moving abroad. across town, another may rally. this one pulled together marine le pen's opponents in the left—wing trade unions. the
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unions here are calling on people to out and vote for marine le pen's rival, emanuel macron, to keep marine le pen out. but the question is, how many working—class voters are is, how many working—class voters a re interested is, how many working—class voters are interested in that message because for many people who vote left traditionally in france, emanuel macron isjust left traditionally in france, emanuel macron is just as left traditionally in france, emanuel macron isjust as bad or worse than marine le pen.” worse than marine le pen. i am here to say to all of my compatriots, vote macron, even if you do not like him very much. a former banker, programmed location, emanuel macron knows he is not the natural choice for working—class voters. knows he is not the natural choice for working-class voters. but he acknowledged their concerns about the eu. the dysfunctions of the european union are no more sustainable. so i do consider that my mandate the day after will be the same for the european union and our
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european party. in this race, left—wing voters feel they have no runner. if they vote macron, for many, it will be with a heavy heart. a committee of mps says children's education and well being are harmed by the use of annual tests to judge primary schools in england. the commons education select committee says sats tests can lead to pupils being taught a narrower curriculum, and staff teaching 11—year—olds simply how to pass. it said it caused a negative impact on teachers and pupils. even from a young age, children are well accustomed to being tested. but mps are worried the important being placed well nowadays in isolated tests leads to a multitude of problems forced the results are used tojudge problems forced the results are used to judge schools problems forced the results are used tojudge schools in problems forced the results are used to judge schools in annual performance tables which creates a high—stakes environment damaging to pupils and teachers, according to this report. these year six pupils are gearing up for their test. it is
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are gearing up for their test. it is a good school in a challenging area of london. the reality is chosen at the age of ten and 11, will do an hour ‘s test which will show their reading and writing the next four yea rs. reading and writing the next four years. it is a very high—stakes our. the report recommends scrapping the annual publication of tests in favour of an three—year average that is rolling. teachers unions say this reinforces what they have been saying for years. one union described the current system as toxic. we have been clear for a long time that the current system is not fit for purpose. we are happy to see this report acknowledging this. we have been working with the government to try and bring about long—term improvements, there are encouraging signs but still a long way to go yet. ofsted is urged to ta ke way to go yet. ofsted is urged to take the focus of tests and looked for a broad and balanced curriculum in it expects and to prevent
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teaching to test. ofsted says it already considers a broad curriculum and will consider that government report. this week millions of voters in england will elect a new kind of politician — the first—ever metro—mayors as power is devolved from westminster to some english regions. there are six areas electing a metro—mayor, including the west midlands, from where our home editor mark easton now reports. in a baptist church on the edge of birmingham, the pews are filling for an election hustings. nothing to do with the national or the local campaigns, though. they're coming to scrutinise candidates for something entirely new, a mayor for the west midlands. thank you to our candidates, who must be all husting—ed out by now. whoever gets the job will oversee the lives of 3 million people and an economy worth £120 billion, inheriting powers currently held in westminster. oversight of the region's transport, housing and economic development. a good idea? we gave each candidate ten
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seconds to explain why the west midlands needs a mayor. we need to take back control of the west midlands from london. we've been run directly by london politicians for a0 years, and they have let us down. people here voted against having a mayor, it's really clear from the campaign so far, they don't want an mayor at all still. the reason we're having one is the government says to have more money, we have to have one. we need a west midlands mayor as a champion and advocate, as a social entrepreneur, to deliver a self—made place. and as a consensus builder. that person's got to speak up for us in london, and around the world. and that person's also got to deal with the issues that can only be dealt with on a regional basis. to fight the cuts that we constantly get from westminster, and also to keep control and open up the secret combined authority. well, i don't think we need a mayor. i'm standing against the mayor. we need plenty of extra democracy, we need a new system, but not a mayor. birmingham's most famous mayor, liberaljoseph chamberlain, ran the city at the height of its municipal greatness. he controlled the supply of water, electricity, gas.
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he controlled the police service and the fire service, and for some, the new metro—mayor is a welcome return of power to the west midlands. as well as birmingham, the mayor's constituency includes coventry and walsall, dudley and sandwell, solihull and wolverhampton. so what do the passengers on the wolverhampton tram think? the worry is that the smaller conurbations around the west midlands won't get as much as everywhere else. as long as it's a fair crack for everybody then, yeah, go for it. i think it's yet another layer of very expensive bureaucracy, when in essence the country is controlled by central government. they hold the main purse strings. i don't know anything about it to be honest. have you not been hearing anything about it? no. i watch a lot of reality programmes, i've not listened to the normal news! watched over by chamberlain‘s ghost,
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the regeneration of birmingham's city centre symbolises what a metro—mayor should do for the region. get it right, and more control may be granted. get it wrong, and the most radical devolution of english power in a generation may turn to rubble. mark easton, bbc news, the west midlands. they might be vital for the economy, carrying five billion people every year to shop, work and study, yet bus services outside of london are in crisis, according to campaigners. councils across england and wales have cut their bus budgets by a third since 2010, affecting thousands of routes. and it's the young, the less well off and those living in small villages, towns and the countryside who are suffering the most. our transport correspondent richard westcott reports. time's running out for many of our buses. they carry three times more people than the trains but thousands of council—subsidised routes have gone in recent years. this is the 267 late—night service from bath to frome.
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it's one of the services that is facing cuts across the country, and in fact come september the funding for this service is going to run out completely. most of the passengers on this bus are young, like holly, who works lates in a restaurant. and josh, who goes to college in bath. they can't afford to drive, catch the more expensive train or move house. it's a really, really big deal because you just can't find the same opportunities in a small town like frome, so being able to travel daily and nightly back from bath, it's really important to me being able to earn enough money to live independently. how much longer have you got potentially going to college in bath? just under three years. how are you going to get there for the next three years? i won't be able to if they cut it. i don't know what i'm going to do. bath and north east somerset council says other authorities should help
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fund the service because the passengers come from different areas. first bus has helped keep it going for a few extra months, but in reality unless a campaign can drum up more passengers, the late weeknight 2675 will go. it's a story reflected across much of england and wales. campaigners say nearly 3,000 council—subsidised routes have been slimmed down or dropped since 2010. 500 of them last year when two thirds of local authorities cut their bus budget. first group run a fifth of the buses outside london, which is where these cuts are happening. we want to carry more customers, that's how we are successful, is how the communities we serve are successful. when we are criticised for bus cuts or whatever, we do take it hard. we only ever withdraw a service as a very last resort and of course very often at the moment a service is being withdrawn because of reductions in local authority funding.
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councils say years of cuts in government funding have forced them to ditch routes. a new buses bill will soon give them more powers to improve services, but back on the 267, passengers know that once their bus disappears, it almost never comes back. richard westcott, bbc news, frome. a new photograph of princess charlotte has been released by the duke and duchess of cambridge to mark her second birthday tomorrow. the picture of the toddler was taken earlier this month by her mother at their home on the sandringham estate in norfolk. the royal couple said they're delighted to share the photo to mark their daughter's special day. we are back with the evening news at 6.30pm. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel with joanna gosling. it is1:20pm.
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president trump has warned that a conflict with north korea, which is trying to develop nuclear weapons, could kill millions of people. he argued that getting chinese help to deal with north korea was more important than becoming involved in a trade dispute with beijing. in an interview with cbs news he also described the north korean leader, kimjong un, as "a pretty smart cookie". sarah corker has the latest. so far, mounting diplomatic pressure has not stopped north korea accelerating its weapons programme. pyongyang has launched two failed missile tests in the last two weeks, the latest one on saturday. and in a wide—ranging interview on us television, president trump stepped up the rhetoric. if he does the nuclear test, i will not be happy. and i can tell you also, i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, would be happy either. any military action? i don't know, we will see. but he also warned of
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the consequences of conflict. massive warfare, with millions, potentially millions of people being killed. and a reminder of america's military might, the uss carl vinson arrived in waters off the korean peninsula this weekend. while on monday, japan's biggest warship was deployed to support the us vessel. more signs that tensions in the region are intensifying. and when asked about north korea's young leader, mr trump questioned his sanity, but also had these surprising words of praise. at a very young age he was able to assume power, a lot of people i'm sure tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else, and he was able to do it. so obviously he's a pretty smart cookie. mr trump's comments come as he marked 100 days in office at a rally in pennsylvania. in that time he's hosted china's president xi, who he says is now putting pressure on north korea, its ally,
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to scale back its nuclear ambitions. meanwhile, the us is installing an anti—missile system in south korea, activity that's attracted some protest from local people. and it sparked this reaction from pyongyang. it states newsagency urged the us to... and so, for president trump, the question of what to do about north korea remains his toughest foreign policy test. more now on calls for social media companies to be fined if they fail to remove content featuring terrorist propaganda, child abuse or hate speech. mps on the commons home affair‘s committee have accused firms such as facebook and twitter of putting more effort into protecting profits than keeping people safe online. the companies have previously defended their approach
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to online safety. with me now isjohn carr. he is a member of the executive board of the uk council on child internet safety, the government's principal advisory body for online safety and security for children and young people. thank you for coming in. what do the? are they doing enough? there's a certain inevitability about this day having finally arrived. government, mps, children not‘s organisations, have been saying for a long time it is not good enough, the way the companies have been responding. what is worse in the way that the complete lack of transparency. we have no idea what they are actually doing, in essence what they are saying all the time is trust us, we take this very seriously but actually we are not seeing any results from that. what you want to see? regulation of some kind is pretty much a certainty. we issued our children's kind is pretty much a certainty. we issued our child ren‘s manifesto kind is pretty much a certainty. we issued our children's manifesto last week in which we called for a new independent regulator, it should not
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bea independent regulator, it should not be a government body because that will invite potential political interference, nobody wants that. but there should be somebody who buy half of the public interest can hold these companies to account and see what they are actually doing. for all i know, they could be spending more on canapes and lobbying than they are on protecting children getting rid of this terriers material. i'm not saying that is likely to be the case but we do not know. why would be in their interest not to be on the side of public opinion something like this?” not to be on the side of public opinion something like this? i think the thing is they have got a million things on the agenda around the world, most of which are to do with making money and until they feel real pressure coming on them and they have certainly got that in spades today, these things just slipped down the pile. there are good things they would like to do but now the pressure is finally on, i think the operator has to do it.” speak to somebody a little earlier he used to work the face, he now ru ns he used to work the face, he now runs a communications company, he said we do not expect the post offered to steam open all letters in
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case there is a material being sent through the post, making that parallel. it is not a good analogy. the post office is not as intrusive in our lives and pervasive in our lives that the way these massive media companies are. they are the only bit of the media space that is not subject to any kind of regulation. the bbc is regulated, the newspapers are regulated, radio is regulated. the only bit that is not exactly the biggest now and that is the online giants. on the guidelines completely clear on what is acceptable and what is not? this is acceptable and what is not? this is an example from twitter, but the committee looked at, twitter refusing to removing a cartoon depicting mel at the minority margarets violating a white woman while stabbing her baby to death. of these policies absolutely crystal clear? they cannot be, nobody in their right mind can tolerate the image you have just described. we have a case not long ago, this is on
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facebook, and woman who was clearly insane, beating her six—month—old baby, slapping, slapping, banging, banging. there were two other children in the room watching their mother do this. we said to the spec, this is completely wrong. this is abusive. this should not be there. they said we do not agree. we are going to leave it there because we think it is good that other people see the kind of horrible things that can happen and rally as it were in protest that people like that can do this. do you accept that argument? i do not. that case caused outrage, no one was defending the images. hugh one was defending the images. hugh on the spec could make a sensible decision, they could've made a decision, they could've made a decision like that and in any way. —— who on facebook. everyone, all the children organisations, said it was wrong, facebook said we disagree. i do not think that is
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right. john, thank you very much for joining us. at least nine people are now confirmed to have died as tornados hit the us state of texas over the weekend. more than 50 people are in hospital according to local authorities. the american midwest has been struck by an intensive weather system that has caused damage across several states including neighbouring missouri and oklahoma, which are now in a state of emergency. a man's died and a woman was seriously injured in separate incidents during a motocross and quad—biking event in county durham. the rider was taken by air ambulance to hospital but died from his injuries. later a woman also had to be airlifted from the private meeting at low hardwick farm. police closed the event on safety grounds. time for a look at the weather. mixed weather this bank holiday monday. outbreaks of rain, some sunshine of others. this swell of cloud, an area of low pressure, really moving nowhere fast. in the centre of this low pressure area,
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particularly across southern counties of england, some heavy, thundery showers developing through the afternoon. part of cold war was the afternoon. part of cold war was the persistent rain. a lot of dry weather and elsewhere and the better sunshine. thus match parts of cornwall. buscemi, some of the showers will continue, then tend to fade away overnight. a lot of cloud feeding into north—east england. some clear spells elsewhere. it will be quite a chilly night, towns and cities seven to nine celsius. some spots in the countries i cold an afro touch of frost. a lot of dry weather around tomorrow, the easterly wind feeding she lay cloud. more sunshine, and it will feel a bit warmer. hello, this is bbc news, the headlines: three women are arrested on suspicion of terror offences in raids linked to a police operation in north london on thursday in which a woman was shot and injured. mps accuse some of the internet 5
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biggest companies, including facebook and google, of doing ‘nowhere near enough' to remove illegal content. downing street says it doesn't recognise an account, published in a german newspaper, of a fractious dinner last week between the prime minister and the european commission president, jean—claude juncker. a man who was shot dead by intruders at his home in east dorset, has been named by police as 61—year—old guy hedger. a new picture of princess charlotte enjoying the outdoors, taken by her mother, has been released ahead of her second birthday. let'sjoinjessica for let's join jessica for another sport update. good afternoon. he might be the reigning world snooker champion, but mark selby has work to do if he is to defend his title. it was into the last day of the final trilling john higgins by 10—7. selby, they
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would number one, was down 10—4 but one of the last three frames to give himself a lifeline. selby has been in dominantform, himself a lifeline. selby has been in dominant form, topping the world rankings for two years but in higgins he faces a four—time world


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